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Rejoice in the name of our new Lord and Sovereign - King Damien,
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This review is from: Resurrection: Mandalaband & The Eye of Wendor (Audio CD)
Firstly i would like to congratulate Dave Rohl and Abbey Studios for the re-mastering of both these albums, it's always important that the composer has complete control over such exploits, quite often analogue tapes are digitally re-mastered by big corporations and amateurs who know nothing about music and their devoted followers, so usually what we get is a poor recording of a vinyl album which sounded better years ago. Both these albums have been lovingly re-mastered and packaged as what would be expected from people who believe in great music. It's a shame that Mandalaband never really made it big; maybe it was to mercenary?, maybe it started to late?, who knows? but what is certain is the quality of the music: which is masterly. The first album 'mandalaband' is one of my favourite albums of all-time, the opening track 'Om Mani Padme Hum' is surely one of the greatest tracks ever?, 20 minutes of blistering music, the album does'nt stop there; 4 further tracks of the same theme meandering and weaving their way through another 20 minutes of beautiful melodies and complex time signatures. The second album 'The Eye of Wendor' is something of a cult classic nowadays, such a shame that on release this went under the radar and albums like: Jeff Wayne's (who?) War of the Worlds (which is good) went stratospheric (probably marketing), as 'The Eye of Wendor' has big name guest musicians, it's an original concept and it's better or did it come down to not having the great Richard Burton as narrator?. I just cant recommend these albums enough, if you want to listen to consumate musicians performing amazing and mind-blowing music then look no further, absolute brilliant stuff.